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The IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Mail, responding to figures which show almost a fifth of middle-aged professionals are ‘over-qualified’ for their current roles.

Chris notes that the data doesn’t reveal the reasons behind the statistics, but says Tony Blair’s push for young people to go to university has led to a situation where a large number of people find themselves in jobs that they could have got without racking up the student debt.

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